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Interventions for the prevention of nutritional rickets in term born children

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, October 2007
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Title
Interventions for the prevention of nutritional rickets in term born children
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, October 2007
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd006164.pub2
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Authors

Christian Lerch, Thomas Meissner

Abstract

Nutritional rickets is a disease of growing children leading to bone deformities, bone pain, convulsions or delayed motor development. Today, high-incidence of nutritional rickets is mainly found in low-income countries. To assess the effects of various interventions on the prevention of nutritional rickets in term born children. Studies were obtained from computerised searches of The Cochrane Library, MEDLINE, EMBASE, LILACS and reference lists of relevant articles. We contacted authors of studies or reviews to obtain further studies. Studies were included if they were randomised controlled clinical trials, controlled clinical trials or prospective cohort studies comparing any intervention for the prevention of nutritional rickets in term born children with placebo or no intervention. Minimum duration of the intervention was three months for children under 12 months or six months for children over 12 months. Two authors independently extracted data and assessed study quality. Authors of studies were contacted to obtain missing information. Four studies enrolled approximately 1700 participants. Trials lasted between nine months to two years. Three studies were randomised controlled trials, two of which showed a cluster randomised design; one trial probably was a controlled trial with researcher controlled group assignment. In children up to three years of age in Turkey, Vitamin D compared to no intervention showed a relative risk of 0.04 (95% confidence interval (CI) 0 to 0.71). Despite a marked non-compliance, a Chinese trial in children up to three years of age comparing a combined intervention of supplementation of vitamin D, calcium and nutritional counseling showed a relative risk of 0.76 (95% CI 0.61 to 0.95) compared to no intervention. In two studies conducted in older children in China and in France no rickets occurred in both the intervention and control group. There a only few studies on the prevention of nutritional rickets in term born children. Until new data become available, it appears sound to offer preventive measures (vitamin D or calcium) to groups of high risk, like infants and toddlers; children living in Africa, Asia or the Middle East or migrated children from these regions into areas where rickets is not frequent. Due to a marked clinical heterogeneity and the scarcity of data, the main and adverse effects of preventive measures against nutritional rickets should be investigated in different countries, different age groups and in children of different ethnic origin.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 <1%
New Zealand 1 <1%
Mexico 1 <1%
Unknown 284 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 55 19%
Researcher 38 13%
Student > Bachelor 36 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 29 10%
Other 18 6%
Other 44 15%
Unknown 67 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 109 38%
Nursing and Health Professions 26 9%
Social Sciences 19 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 14 5%
Psychology 10 3%
Other 32 11%
Unknown 77 27%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 27. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 13 July 2021.
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#1,110,641
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#2,619
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#17,207
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Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#60
of 239 outputs
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